Greetings and thank you for considering Wye River Upper School for your child! We are on a mission to provide a high-quality college-preparatory education for students who think outside the box. We teach those who have learning challenges including ADHD, Dyslexia, Anxiety, and other learning challenges. Our faculty and staff cover the important basis of allowing our students to be successful every hour of everyday throughout the school year-even when they are away in the summer.
When Governor Hogan closed schools in March, WRUS immediately moved its curriculum to distance learning. Adapting our small classes to synchronous, online classes fit perfectly with the flexibility and resourcefulness that the WRUS community has demonstrated since 2002. We are currently offering online and hybrid models and continue to access and change our structure to ensure that our students, staff and faculty are safe. Decisions will be driven by CDC, MSDE, and Maryland Health Department guidelines for the safety of our community.
The formula to our success entails insightful lesson plans, time-efficient daily schedules, small classrooms (6-8 students), and desk arrangements. Here at Wye River Upper School, we like to go the extra mile by allowing our students to have hands on and an engaging nature of learning.
We are conveniently located in Centreville, where students gladly attend our school from both sides of the Chesapeake Bay including Annapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore and other neighboring areas. The education of our students is set in a historical building that was once a Maryland National Guard Armory in the 1920s.
Wye River Upper School is not able to support students with serious cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges, and documentation of abilities and needs is part of the admission process. Parents seeking support for such students may find helpful information on our resources about learning differences page.
Wye River Upper School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.